Beaches on the French side, St. Martin, are re-opening the first time since they were shut down due to Covid-19.
All beaches on the French side will be open from today, May 8, for swimming or individual sports such as walking or jogging until June 1, 2020, the Collectivité confirmed last night.
BBQs, picnics, and large gatherings on the beach are still prohibited until further notice. But during this time, we will take some good news where we can. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite beaches on the island. While some of these are on the Dutch side, we can still enjoy watching.
We asked our Instagram followers to pick their favorites in a “This or That” style post in our Stories. Here’s the results!
We asked our Instagram followers to pick their favorites in a “This or That” style post in our Stories. Here’s what we asked!
This or That? Pick your favorites.
French Side or Dutch Side
Mullet Beach or Orient Beach
Carib (Beer) or Presidente (Beer)
Ti Punch or Rhum Punch
Jetski or 4-Wheeler
Maho or Simpson Bay
Baie tongue or Baie Rouge
Pool or Ocean
Catamaran or Speed Boat
Here are the results we received.
The French side is well known for its beautiful villas, exceptional food and lots of privacy. We have some great villas to buy and rent on the French Side, St. Martin.
Orient Bay Beach is located on the French Side, St. Martin on the North-East side. It’s one of the more popular beaches on the island with its watersports, beach restaurants and the all-natural section on the south end.
Carib Beer is a staple in St. Martin and the rest of the Caribbean. You will absolutely take a picture on the beach holding one of these golden and blue bottles. It’s an easy to drink, refreshing beer that is perfect to drink while laying out. Drink Responsibly.
Ti Punch, pronounced “Tee Paunch” is the Caribbean’s Old Fashioned. It’s small but mighty. It really packs a “paunch!” Want to make one for yourself? It’s pretty simple. 2 Ounces of Rhum Agricole (dark or light), 1 bar spoon of cane syrup, 1 lime wedge. That’s it. Drink it slow and drink it carefully.
Baie Rouge Beach is located on the French Side in the Terres Basses region. What makes this beach so wonderful? The sand is warm, the water is beautiful, it’s often not too busy, and has easy and available parking!